Huamanga Province

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Huamanga
Coat of arms of Huamanga
Coat of arms
Location of Huamanga in the Ayacucho Region
Location of Huamanga in the Ayacucho Region
CountryPeru
RegionAyacucho
CapitalAyacucho
Government
 • MayorYuri Gutiérrez
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total2,981.37 km2 (1,151.11 sq mi)
Population
 • Total282,194
 • Density95/km2 (250/sq mi)
WebsiteOfficial website

Huamanga is a province in northern part of the Ayacucho Region in Peru. The capital of the province is the city of Ayacucho.

Political division[edit]

The province covers 2,981.3 square kilometres (1,151.1 sq mi) and is divided into fifteen districts:

Geography[edit]

One of the highest mountains of the province is Yanapatira at approximately 5,000 m (16,000 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[1]

  • Allqa Suntu
  • Ankap Wachanan
  • Anta Q'asa
  • Aqu Arma
  • Artisa
  • Atuq Wachanqa
  • Challwa Q'asa
  • Chawpi Urqu
  • Chupa Urqu
  • Chuqi Waqra
  • Ch'akiqucha
  • Ch'iptap Wasin
  • Hapu Punta
  • Hatun Munti
  • Hatun Pata
  • Hatun Tarayuq
  • Hatun Usnu
  • Hatun P’ukru
  • Ichhu Pampa
  • Illayuq
  • Illachayuq
  • Kampanayuq Urqu
  • Kinwa Punta
  • Kuntur Kunka
  • Kuntur Pata
  • Kuntur Sinqa
  • Maray Urqu
  • Pichqa Pukyu
  • Qillwaqucha
  • Qiwlla Pata
  • Q’illu Urqu
  • Ruphasqa
  • Rurun Willka
  • Salla Punta
  • Saywa Muqu
  • Tarukayuq
  • Tarwiyuq
  • Uma Urqu
  • Umutu Q'asa
  • Urqu Punta
  • Utuluyuq
  • Waman Pirqa
  • Waman Wachana
  • Wanakawri
  • Watana
  • Wawsiyuq
  • Wayllacha
  • Yana Mach’ay
  • Yana Phiruru
  • Yana Yana
  • Yuraq Qaqa


Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (50.37%) learnt to speak in childhood, 49.31% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language and 0.11 % using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Huamanga Province, Ayacucho Region
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 13°10′12″S 74°13′12″W / 13.17000°S 74.22000°W / -13.17000; -74.22000